Rep. Anthony Weiner Might Not Run For Mayor

Congressman among the top candidates to challenge Bloomberg

A leading Democrat in the New York City mayor's race said he may not run this year after all.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a U.S. congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, said in a letter to supporters that the nation's economic crisis "is a time for problem solving" in Washington.

He said: "At the beginning of the summer when Congress takes a break, I will look at the lay of the land again and try to determine the best political course."

Weiner and City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. have been considered the strongest Democrats running for the chance to challenge incumbent billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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